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Things worth reading: 3rd July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wirecard North America sale draws interest from payments groups Why zero interest rates might lead to currency volatility How resilient are the banks? Barclays: Qataris spoke to Gordon Brown to ‘defuse 2008 bailout pressure’ Trade finance stumbles into the digital era Hong Kong: HSBC …

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Things worth reading: 2nd July 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Société Générale acquiring challenger bank Shine Banking watchdog drops threat of inquiry into overdraft charges July 4th 2020: how a tax on playing cards and a thwarted tea shipment led to US Independence Day Wirecard administrator starts to dismantle defunct payments group Can BNP …

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Things worth reading: 1st July 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Fintechs distance themselves from Wirecard Barnier rejects UK bid to preserve City’s rights via trade deal Coronavirus: How lockdown has affected my money Coronavirus: UK economy hit by worst contraction in 41 years UK on track for V-shaped recovery, says Bank of England economist The …

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Things worth reading: 30th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … City executives lead corporate governance drive Wirecard: Financial watchdog lifts restrictions on payments Santander set to hire William Vereker as UK chairman Digital payments rules must be updated now Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact Has CMA been put back in its …

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Things worth reading: 29th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Fed puts restrictions on bank dividends after test finds some banks could be stressed in pandemic Deutsche Bank interns complain of cancellations on legal issues EY prepares for backlash over Wirecard scandal Four killed after gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange Economic recovery hinges on …

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Things worth reading: 26th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … US Treasury sent $1.4bn of pandemic aid to dead people The IMF downgrades its global growth forecasts How Wirecard fooled most of the people all of the time Reserve Bank warns of 25% GDP loss by 2100 unless action taken on climate change Inside …

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Things worth reading: 25th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Zopa granted full banking licence Bank staff accused of ‘interrogating’ and turning away pensioners who travelled miles, claiming their visits weren’t essential Britain nearly went bust in March, says Bank of England 3 APIs That Could Revolutionize Banking Banks: back to the office SoftBank: …

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Things worth reading: 24th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Wirecard: Former boss arrested over €1.9bn scandal Twitter apologises for business data breach White household income in UK 63% higher than black households, ONS finds ‘You can’t pay cash here’: how our newly cashless society harms the most vulnerable New Zealand seizes £72m of …

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Things worth reading: 23rd June 2020

Things we’re reading today include: Dear Monzo, Starling and co; We’re still a long way off the perfect neobank Wirecard crisis looms large over Europe’s fintechs How banks are planning to bring staff back to the office Big tech expected to shake up wealth management industry The new face at …

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Things worth reading: 22nd June 2020

Things we’re reading today … … are all about Wirecard … Wirecard versus The Financial Times: a FinTech poster child on trial Wirecard’s Missing Billions Forces Out CEO, Panics Lenders Why was Frankfurt so blind for so long about Wirecard? … and a few other things … ‘Having my identity …

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Things worth reading: 19th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … European Central Bank hands out 1.3 trillion euros in loans Wirecard shares slump over missing €1.9bn To understand the new wave of small investors, look to China The successes of the Fed’s dollar-swap lines Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds among UK banks that had links …

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Things worth reading: 18th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Visa predicts ‘permanent’ shift in consumer spending habits Commerzbank fined £38m by UK watchdog for money-laundering failings HSBC to press on with 35,000 job cuts Coronavirus: Money printer hopes virus crisis boosts demand for fresh bank notes Dollar and yen gain on worries about …

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Things worth reading: 17th June 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banks ‘could share branches’ in bid to rescue access to cash Visa hails ‘permanent’ shift in consumer spending habits Banks must treat debt-laden firms fairly to avoid replay of 2008, says FCA chair New trials planned for cash-stricken communities UK Finance boss resigns as …

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